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An Arts and Culture Podcast by SFMOMA Raw Material is an arts and culture podcast from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each season we partner with a different “podcaster-in-residence” to explore modern and contemporary art through a new lens. Along the way we bring you voices of artists and thinkers from around the globe who offer surprising perspectives on the world through their work.

An Arts and Culture Podcast by SFMOMA Raw Material is an arts and culture podcast from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each season we partner with a different “podcaster-in-residence” to explore modern and contemporary art through a new lens. Along the way we bring you voices of artists and thinkers from around the globe who offer surprising perspectives on the world through their work.
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An Arts and Culture Podcast by SFMOMA Raw Material is an arts and culture podcast from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each season we partner with a different “podcaster-in-residence” to explore modern and contemporary art through a new lens. Along the way we bring you voices of artists and thinkers from around the globe who offer surprising perspectives on the world through their work.

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Raw Material Season 5: San Francisco— Stories From The Model City

6/24/2019
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Season 5 of Raw Material takes inspiration from a 41 x 37-foot scale model of the city that was recently unearthed, refurbished, and distributed in pieces to neighborhood libraries. Listen in as residents tell stories of life in this vibrant, diverse, and ever-changing frontier city. Produced by award-winning radio documentarians the Kitchen Sisters, this season examines themes of urban development and identity in a city poised on the edge of the continent and built on landfill, steep hills,...

Duration:00:59:59

Season 5 Trailer: San Francisco— Stories from the Model City

6/18/2019
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Catch a sneak peak of what’s coming this season on Raw Material, from SFMOMA.

Duration:00:00:59

Luvvers Bonus Episode: Stocking Stuffer

12/24/2018
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A short, holiday bonus episode of Season 4 of Raw Material: Luvvers.

Duration:00:07:01

Luvvers Episode 5: My Art is Gay

12/10/2018
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Facing persecution in her native Uganda and unwilling to live an inauthentic life, fierce queer artist Leilah Babirye made a choice. She fled her home to discover a world of sexual and artistic exuberance in a new creative community on Fire Island, New York. Learn more about her extraordinary life and her bold body of work in this episode of Luvvers. Photo: Leilah Babirye

Duration:00:26:12

Luvvers Episode 4: Silence Equals Death, So Fuck Loudly

11/26/2018
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The connection between the art world and the queer scene has not always been as openly discussed as it is today. Delve into the complex relationships between art, activism, and queer identity, and discover the power of making noise through making art. Photo: Douglas Crimp by T.L. Litt, 1990. Interview with Douglas Crimp is courtesy of SFMOMA's Open Space, from a conversation with Claudia La Rocco at the Lab in San Francisco.

Duration:00:20:19

Luvvers Episode 3: Make Time, Make Love

11/12/2018
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Through looking at a variety of relationships, Chelsea investigates the many ways desire can be expressed. Hear the famed love letters Frida Kahlo sent to Diego Rivera, as well as to the lesser-known, though no less poetic answering machine messages left by Chelsea’s husband.

Duration:00:25:23

Luvvers Episode 2: There's No Such Thing As Too Easy

10/29/2018
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Sex sells. In this episode, Chelsea Beck analyzes the history of persuasive sexual imagery, and imagines a world where titillation fosters compassion rather than divisiveness. Image: Carolee Schneeman, "Interior Scroll," (1975). Courtesy Carolina Nitsch, NY; photography by Anthony McCall.

Duration:00:23:47

Luvvers Episode 1: What Get's You Hot?

10/15/2018
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Nayland Blake doesn’t create art to express who they are, they create art to investigate the possibilities of identity. Hear the artist discuss their explorations of the queer, BDSM, kink, and furry scenes, and learn more about their unique approach to one of art’s oldest subjects—sex. Image © Nayland Blake, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

Duration:00:21:28

Season 4 Trailer: Luvvers

10/1/2018
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Catch a sneak peak of what’s coming this season on Raw Material, from SFMOMA.

Duration:00:01:09

Mixtape Episode 8: Amy Sherald by Note to Self

8/6/2018
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In the long history of portraits of First Ladies of the United States, none has drawn a reaction quite like the painting of Michelle Obama by Baltimore native Amy Sherald. Hear the artist discuss art in the age of Instagram. This episode is produced by WNYC Studios and Note to Self. More episodes at .

Duration:00:26:06

Mixtape Episode 7: Carolee Schneeman Yoko Ono by A Piece Of Work

7/30/2018
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Carolee Schneemann and Yoko Ono have created provocative art throughout their careers. Learn how these artists have dedicated their lives to exploring the pleasures and the vulnerabilities of the human body. This episode is produced by WNYC Studios and MoMA. More episodes at https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/pieceofwork.

Duration:00:26:18

Mixtape Episode 6: Patti Smith and Judy Linn by The Kitchen Sisters

7/23/2018
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Back when Patti Smith and Judy Linn were kids, they used art to shape the world around them, posing for each other in photographs and starring in each other’s home movies. Hear Linn discuss how the two young Brooklynites weren't just "dreaming a future, they were dreaming a present." This episode is produced by The Kitchen Sisters © The Kitchen Sisters 2015. More episodes at http://www.kitchensisters.org/.

Duration:00:07:44

Mixtape Episode 5: Maria Tallchief by Stuff You Missed in History Class

7/16/2018
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An Oklahoman of Osage heritage, Maria Tallchief rose to stardom through years of hard work and dedication. Peek behind the curtain at the globetrotting life of America's first prima ballerina—her loves, her losses, her joys, and her sorrows. This episode is produced by Stuff You Missed in History Class © Stuff You Missed in History Class 2014. More episodes at www.missedinhistory.com/.

Duration:00:27:29

Mixtape Episode 4: Hazel Scott by The Memory Palace

7/9/2018
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Hazel Scott was a child prodigy, a New York jazz icon, the first African American woman to host her own television series, and an outspoken critic of discrimination in all its forms. Find out how her courage made her a role model for many and a target for some. This episode is produced and hosted by Nathan DiMeo © The Memory Palace 2016. More episodes at http://thememorypalace.us/.

Duration:00:12:16

Mixtape Episode 3: Georgia O'Keeffe by The Artsy Podcast

7/2/2018
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Many people know Georgia O’Keeffe for her flower paintings and depictions of the New Mexico landscape. Discover the very different setting that captured O’Keeffe during her time as a commissioned artist for the Hawaiian Pineapple Company—now the Dole Food Company— and how an initial distaste turned into great inspiration. This podcast was hosted and produced by Abigail Cain © Artsy 2017. You can find more episodes of The Artsy Podcast at on Apple Podcasts.

Duration:00:07:43

Mixtape Episode 2: Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein by Stuff You Missed in History Class

6/25/2018
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Gertrude Stein is often credited as a driving force behind Modernism and Cubism while her lifelong partner, Alice B. Toklas, is frequently left out of the story. Learn about this power couple and their roles as movers and shakers in the world of 20th century art. This episode is produced by Stuff You Missed in History Class © Stuff You Missed in History Class 2018. More episodes at https://www.missedinhistory.com/.

Duration:00:34:36

Mixtape Episode 1: Mary Cassatt by The Lonely Palette

6/18/2018
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Women artists are often compared to one another but not to their male contemporaries. Learn how Mary Cassatt became one of the most important Impressionist painters of—and ahead of—her time by using the nineteenth-century Paris Opera House as an unlikely backdrop for feminist commentary. This episode is produced and hosted by Tamar Avishai © The Lonely Palette 2017. More episodes at http://www.thelonelypalette.com/.

Duration:00:25:43

Raw Material Mixtape: Meeting in the Ladies Room

6/11/2018
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Catch a sneak peak of what’s coming this season on Raw Material's "summer mixtape," from SFMOMA. Music used in this this track: Klymaxx “Meeting In The Ladies Room.” Remix by Bernadette Cooper.

Duration:00:04:05

Landfall Episode 6: This Land is Your Land

2/12/2018
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“There is something cartoonish about life in California… something out of proportion, fantastical, even a little absurd.” End this season’s road trip back in the Bay Area, and explore the Emeryville mudflats, where artists upended the monumental, high-cost model of the Land Art movement with whimsical, communal, ephemeral sculptures. Play a road trip game that will broaden your concept of Land Art-- and make traffic more bearable. Artists featured in this episode: Joey Enos, Everett Turner,...

Duration:00:23:12

Landfall Episode 5: No Contradictions

1/29/2018
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“It looks crazy, surreal, like a mirage or magic. You want to walk towards that, don’t you?” Join hosts Jessica Placzek and Maddie Gobbo as they continue their West Coast road trip with a visit to the “happiest place on Earth”: Disneyland. Explore the designs and decisions that go into creating the seductive simulation of Walt Disney’s amusement parks and their utopian visions of the American landscape. Artist featured in this episode: Kim Irvine

Duration:00:30:20